few weeks ago, i shared with someone a small nugget of my childhood - saying that i was an angry and jealous child who felt like my mother was taken away by someone. her immediate response shocked me, she said "you had a right to be jealous, it's only normal for you to feel that way." (something like that i think). i was taken aback. all my life as a child to a teenager, i was rebuked harshly for being jealous. a sin that was so condemned, something not of God and i need to constantly pray for forgiveness from Christ.
but ever since hearing that phrase, it's like someone woke me up. it's like yes, jealousy is an unhealthy trait but it still needed to be validated instead of being brushed aside and rebuked. and it felt like a cloth has been lifted from my eyes. though a decade later and not from a group i once knew, i am glad that my feelings were at last validated. it may be wrong, but sometimes it needs to be acknowledged before one can move on and grow, right? #calligraphysg #calligraphysgcommunity #calligraphy #lettering #handlettering #brushlettering #brushpencalligraphy #typography #pentelfudetouch #pentelbrushpen #bible #bibleverse #romans14 #edification #validation #growingup